Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, the history of Trichy, now less simply known as Tiruchirappalli goes back to before the Christian era when it was an important Chola citadel. During the 1st millennium AD, both the Pallavas and Pandyas exerted power many times before the Cholas regained power in the 10th century. Later in the 18th century, the town witnessed a power struggle between the British Raj and the French as they battled for supremacy.Read More
A lasting legacy of the ravages of war over the centuries is the Rock Fort and its temples. Built by the Nayaks of Madurai and impressively perched 83 metres high on a massive rocky outcrop; the Rock Fort Temple consists of two temples. The smooth rock was first hewn by the Pallavas who cut small cave temples in to the face of the rock, though it was the Nayaks who made use of its naturally fortified position. Sri Thayumanaswamy Temple, dedicated to Shiva is located halfway, whilst the temple at the summit is dedicated to Ganesh. Ascending 437 stone-cut steps will get you to the top.
Just north of Tiruchirappalli at Srirangam is Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, one of the most interesting and largest temples in all of India. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple complex is staggeringly large and very lively, thanks to the sheer number of pilgrims who flock to the revered site. The multi-coloured facades are covered with patterns and depictions of various creatures and deities. The intricacy of the architecture is absolutely staggering, making this temple and absolute must-see for anyone passing through the region.
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Trichy
If you are planning a Trichy holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Breeze Residence Trichy
Breeze Residency is a comfortable, modern hotel that offers a range of amenities and facilities. The rooms are comfortable and spacious and have been simply but tastefully furnished. Coffee and cakes are available throughout the day at the hotel's cafe and more substantial meals are served up in the vast dining room. Drinks can be enjoyed by the pool or in the Wild West themed bar. The hotel is located in the heart of the city, 6 km from the airport and 0.5 km from the railway station.
Trichy Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Trichy.